Borat Comes Under Fire!
As Sacha Baron Cohen prepares to release his film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, the poor schmucks caught up in Cohen's cross-country practical joke are pissed. And they want you to know there's nothing funny about being a fool. George Matthews Marshall -- who was one of the men suckered into believing Borat was a real person -- claims the whole thing was "disgraceful" and "disgusting." Marshall explains, "He intimated we might have favored slavery ... we were horrified." Now, if that's not the perfect tagline for this flick, I don't know what is.
Save the Rocky Statue!
After discovering the famous bronze Rocky statue (Um, remember Rocky III?) was placed in storage by city officials in Philadelphia, Sylvester Stallone has been fighting to find the thing a permanent home. Although there was a campaign to stick Bronze Rocky at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps, museum bosses felt poor old Rocky just wasn't artsy enough. Now, no one knows where to put it. Hey, worse comes to worse, I have a ton of friends who would love to throw that puppy in their living room. Just an idea. You can get back to me. I'll be here.
Depp Records Entire Album of Sea Shanties!
Not for nothing, but when Johnny Depp is finally finished with all this Pirates of the Caribbean nonsense, I wouldn't be surprised if the guy disappears, only to be caught hijacking cargo from a ship in the Atlantic a few years from now. Yes, he's that obsessed with this role. According to reports, the actor has joined forces with folks like Bono, Bryan Ferry and folk singer Eliza Carthy to produce an album full of sea shanties with plans to use the songs in Pirates of the Caribbean 3. Keith Richards (who is set to play Depp's father in the third installment) was supposed to appear on the album as well until -- I love this part -- he was injured after falling out of a tree. I have no idea what in the world a 63-year-old man would be doing up in a tree, though it makes for one hilarious story.